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Harvard Names Srikant Datar as New Dean of Its Business School

  • Datar has been at the school for more than two decades
  • He takes over as HBS begins plan to advance racial equality
   

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Harvard University named Srikant Datar the dean of its business school, promoting an insider who has spent almost 25 years there and who helped lead its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Datar becomes the 11th dean in the school’s 112-year history after serving as a professor and senior associate dean, Harvard said in a statement Friday. He starts in January, replacing Nitin Nohria, who leaves in December after a decade in the job.